UK welcomes efforts to cut back LAC pressure

New Delhi, July 23

The UK on Thursday welcomed efforts by India and China to de-escalate pressure alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in japanese Ladakh.

British High Commissioner Sir Philip Barton additionally expressed concern over Chinese motion in Hong Kong in addition to instances of human rights abuses in opposition to Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang. The UK, he stated, was conscious of the challenges introduced by “some Chinese actions” and had been working with its shut allies just like the US to cope with them.

“I would like to say that the progress we have seen in managing the tensions and the commitment the two special representatives made on boundary question on July 5 to disengage and de-escalate is welcome,” the newly appointed envoy stated throughout a web-based media briefing.

He stated the Chinese actions in Hong Kong in addition to alongside the LAC was “concerning”.

The British envoy additionally talked concerning the “tragic loss of lives” of Indian troopers alongside the LAC and hoped that either side would be capable to obtain de-escalation of tensions by means of talks. Twenty Indian troopers had been killed in a violent conflict within the Galwan valley on June 15, triggering huge escalation of tensions between the 2 sides. — PTI

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